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The sheriff, false alarms, tickets & distracted driving

Every eighth-tenth of a second it happens.

May 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


River Islands home sales start Saturday

Some $150 million plus and 25 years later the biggest - and arguably most well-planned community in the San Joaquin Valley - is ready to sell homes.

May 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Big cheese awards $500 for best cheese sandwich

It was an hour-long competition to make the best cheese sandwich in Manteca.

May 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


IRS gives away $13B in taxpayer dollars to crooks

If your company lost $13 billion in one year due to sloppy work you wouldn't expect them to hand out $2.8 million in bonuses plus grant big step pay raises for a job well done.

May 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Stealing water could cost $4,200

Steal water from the South San Joaquin Irrigation District or use it on land it is not intended for and it will cost you $1,500.

May 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


STATE CUTS OFF HOMELESS

There was a time when HOPE Family Shelters could rely on federal and state grants aimed at helping the homeless to contribute $125,000 to their annual budget.

May 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


You’re so vain you probably think this selfie is about you

Warren Beatty has met his match - self-centered selfie snappers.

May 14, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


HONORING THE FALLEN

It had been eight years since their daughter had made the ultimate sacrifice for her country.

May 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca grad lands role in new TV series

Cliff Chamberlain - a 1997 Manteca High graduate who has been enjoying success as an actor in live theater in Chicago - is heading to network TV.

May 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Impressive gestures by Phil Waterford & Dennis Williams

When it comes to generosity, the gold standard is set by Manteca businessmen like Dennis Williams who oversees Ernie's Food and Spirits and Casino Real as well as Phil Waterford who owns Manteca Ford and Exotic High Car Line.

May 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


SSJID board cracking down on water theft

Stealing water during a drought is a crime that the South San Joaquin Irrigation District board wants stopped.

May 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The fantasy of a $26 an hour minimum wage

Congresswoman Barbara Lee is advocating placing California's minimum wage at $26 an hour.

May 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Median prices push FHA cap in Manteca & Turlock

The closing price for the typical Manteca resale home today stands at $266,200.

May 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Residents leery of recycled water

Nearly 100 rural Manteca residents are casting a wary eye toward the City of Manteca's plans to potentially use recycled treated wastewater for everything from park and farmland irrigation to recharging underground water tables.

May 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Beauty, the beholder & grass that’s less thirsty

One man's grass is another man's weed.

May 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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Tough Manteca balancing act

Manteca has entered the green versus yellow lawn quandary.

July 28, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


THE DEL WEBB EFFECT

Spreckels Sugar in the 1950s paid its employees one week in $2 bills.

July 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Wood actually took 23 years, not two hours to die in Arizona

Do not get teary-eyed or enraged thinking about how Joseph R. Wood III died.

July 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


LOOK IN LATHROP

Homes that qualify for FHA mortgages are in high demand.

July 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Is City of Bell to big to govern?

The City of Bell consists of 2.64 square miles.

July 25, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Water: Outlook not good

A streak of sub-90 degree days has Public Works Director Mike Houghton concerned.

July 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca: The Mother of All water wasters

The City of Manteca is the biggest water waster by far.

July 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca scores with BLD

The Big League Dreams sports complex is heading into the home stretch of its eighth full season and it is still scoring big for Manteca.

July 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Navy blue frames then skydiving?

Selecting eyeglass frames is always interesting given my eyesight.

July 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Strategy: Inconvenience homeless

Manteca Police for the past six weeks have stepped up their pressure on the homeless at Library Park.

July 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


WOODWARD & WATER

"Little drops of water

July 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Chamber seeks help to clean 2,500 flags

The Manteca Chamber of Commerce along with a small army of volunteers have helped line Manteca's streets with 2,500 flags at least 10 times a year since 2002 to mark major holidays.

July 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Jack Snyder: You may not like the man but he delivered

There is no middle ground with Jack Snyder. You either like him or you don't.

July 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Water supplies tighten

There is less water than previously thought available from New Melones for South County farmers and municipal users in Manteca, Lathrop, and Tracy.

July 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Panera Bread seeks OK from Manteca planners

Panera Bread is before the Manteca Planning Commission Tuesday seeking approval of a 4,200-square-foot restaurant on East Yosemite Avenue.

July 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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